Extreme Sailing Series 2011 Feed
Red Bull Air Force skydiver, Jeff Provenzano, thrilled the crowds at the Extreme Sailing Series in Boston, USA by diving from a plane at 14,000 feet to the Fan Pier before boarding the Red Bull...
Turkish Delight: Extreme Sailing In Istanbul May 26, 2011
The fifth season of the Extreme Sailing Series continues this week, swooping into the historic harbour in Istanbul for five days of wind powered action
Acronysm: Extreme Sailing Series China Apr 12, 2011
Act two of the Extreme Sailing Series kicks off tomorrow in Qingdao, China and we've got all the key facts that you need to know about the newest stop in the competition...
- Nice, France
- SEP 30, 2011 at 12:00 AM
- OCT 2, 2011 at 11:00 PM
A diverse and historic city, Nice is the capital of the Cote d’Azur nestled between Cannes and Monaco in the heart of the French Rivera. The city is enjoying a new dynamism under the direction of its Mayor Deputy, Christian Estrosi, with the fifth largest population in France. With it's exceptional Mediterranean climate it is the second most popular tourist destination after Paris and sees more than 4.5 million visitors each year. Positioned between the sea and the mountains, Nice provides an ideal setting sailing due to its stunning waterfront location. The Extreme Sailing Series Race Village will be located on the Promenade des Anglais in front of the historic Théâtre de Verdure.
Nice’s shoreline boasts a long promenade with a mix of cafés and restaurants where locals and tourists mix together to relax and enjoy the unique French ambiance. Spectators will be able to watch the Extreme 40 close quarter action unfold just a few steps away from the Race Village and shoreline. The city is particularly dedicated to sustainable practices such as the Eco-Valley in the new eco-district of Saint-Isidore. 2013 will see the completion of a brand new 35,000-seater stadium which will host the 2013 Francophone Games and more noteably Euro 2016. As the perfect location for high-level, mass participation sports, Nice is deserved in achieving its European Sport title this year and, as such, hosting the Extreme Sailing Series for the first time in 2011 is another sign of their dedication to internationally renowned sporting events.